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Crossroads (1986) Erstwhile Karate Kid Ralph Macchio is a musician traveling the South to contend with an evil force—the devil.

Crossroads (2002) Erstwhile Mouseketeer Britney Spears is a musician traveling the South to contend with an evil force—the record industry.

[Crossroads (1986)] Macchio is joined by a vaguely criminal, slightly ornery older musician.

[Crossroads (2002)] Spears is joined by a vaguely criminal, slightly horny older musician.

[Crossroads (1986)] Macchio wins over a hostile crowd with his mean guitar riffs.

[Crossroads (2002)] Spears wins over a hostile crowd with her lean midriff.

[Crossroads (1986)] Macchio’s well-honed guitarist cuts loose, losing his rigidity.

[Crossroads (2002)] Spears’ well-toned hottie cuts loose, losing her virginity.